SBA announces over $1 million in disaster loans awarded to WV

ATLANTA, Ga. (WDTV) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday that has approved over $1 million in disaster loans since the SBA Recovery Centers opened.

Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta, Georgia said in a statement, “Currently, 26 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $1,318,900 for affected survivors. The SBA encourages anyone who has not applied to take action right away. Our mission is to help businesses and residents rebuild and resume their normal lives as quickly as possible,”

Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties are able to receive low-interest Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the administration.

The SBA opened two centers after major flooding hit the Mountain State in late July. Representatives at the centers can help businesses complete an application for a disaster loan as well as give information about the loans and answer other questions.

The center in Marion County is located on 1000 Technology Drive at the Alan B. Mollohan Innovation Center in Fairmont. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The center in Marshall County is located in the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce at 609 Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Businesses unable to go to a center to apply for a load can do so at one of the Related Links, or by calling 800-659-2955 (or 800-877-8339 for those with hearing difficulties).You can also email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.